Thursday, May 17, 2012

A Bedroom Tour & Ramsign Giveaway Winner

Hello there!

My brother and sister-in-law live nearby in an old farmhouse and this week I finally made it over to their place to see their completed upstairs room renovation.  It is an absolutely stunning transformation and I had to share it with you. 


When they first bought their place, the upstairs was extremely outdated and what my sister-in-law and I referred to as a little "creepy".  They stripped wallpaper, pulled off ceiling tiles, carpet, hundreds of nails and painted, painted, painted. 


It's just another example to me of how transforming hard work and paint can be.  This room is now light, cheerful and beautiful.  I love that the original planks were painted white and the painted blue floor perfectly finishes this restful room. 

I think they did an amazing job! 

And a parting shot for you... my favorite thing about their 8 acres is the original stone fence on the property.  I snapped a picture of it while I was there... this photo is a little bright, but do you see it?  Every time I look at it I'm amazed that it is still standing after so many years. 

And finally, the winner of the Ramsign giveaway is comment #3.

Congratulations, Gretchen! I'll be putting you into contact with Ramsign so they can send you one of their beautiful enamel signs. 

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. I'm just so amazed at the difference in this room. The amount of work was craziness - but WOW, so worth it. LOVE IT!!!!!

  2. What an amazing change to that bedroom! I love that stone wall too. Isn't it surprising that those were once used as fences. Animals must have been much more tame then.


  3. It's so neat how painting the hardwood floors make it look so old fashioned.

    We have hardwood floors under our carpet in our old house. I've seen them and for me it's not worth the money to get them sanded.


    This inspires me to paint them!

  4. That room is absolutely charming. So much character. Bet they went to bed with sore backs and shoulders and hands and legs......

  5. I love the painted white plank walls and ceilings! It looks like a true farmhouse bedroom. And that stacked stone wall! Can you imagine how much work that involved?!

  6. Amazing change in that room! The stone fence is absolutely charming, too! ~ Maureen

  7. The transformation is just amazing. It's rustic yet very refreshing!

  8. Love the transformation! There is so much work in updating old farmhouses...but worth every sore muscle! Love the stone fence too!

  9. That room is just absolutely beautiful! It looks so peaceful. I love that fence too. There is just too much to love in this post!

  10. It's amazing what you find when you peel back a layer or two on an old farmhouse. They scored big with the original planking! I love how farmy this bedroom is and that stone wall is really something special too. Thanks so much for sharing this with us!

  11. I love all that painted wood. What an amazing transformation. This is one of my favorite makeovers that I've seen in blogland. Just beautiful!

  12. Oh, goodness, gracious...that is beautiful!! I love the simple beauty of painted planks. Thanks for sharing. {I'm just discovering your beautiful blog for the first time tonight, too. I'll be back!}

  13. I think this room has so much character and a true farmhouse feel. The original walls with white paint--stunning! No wonder we all try to re-create this in our homes!

    -it's so beautiful.

  14. I can't believe it's the same room! I love all of the painted wood. And that stone fence is amazing. It looks like they have a beautiful property!

  15. I adore the simple beauty of that room! They have allowed the natural textures to shine instead of introducing alot of fabric patterns and color. GREAT job!!! :)

    xoxo laurie

  16. Swooning - what a fabulous room! Love the blue floors.

    I can definitely relate to those before pics - but now they are a distant dream (or should I say nightmare)!

    Your bro and his wife must be thrilled!

  17. It's absolutely charming- thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!


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